STEM Goes Rural Webpage

Cohort 2011

Alison  Begley Alison Begley | Cincinnati, OH
Pioneer Junior-Senior High School; Royal Center, IN - Chemistry
Undergraduate college, class and major: University of Cincinnati '10, Chemical Technology

Co-op student working with chemical and engineering firms, five terms; tutor, Cincinnati Public Schools; resident advisor; technical writer; creator of an undergraduate curriculum for teaching green chemical methods; craftsperson.
Carrie  Bilodeau Carrie Bilodeau | Louisville, KY
North Montgomery High School; Crawfordsville, IN - Biology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Brandeis University '05, Biology/History, Minor in Environmental Studies
Graduate college, class and degree: Brandeis University '06, History (M.A.)

Former zookeeper, veterinary keeper, animal lab technician, aviculturist; dean’s list student; literacy volunteer; breeder (in Hawaii) of the most endangered bird in the world ; recycling activist; college swimmer.
Tanen  Clark Tanen Clark | Boxborough, MA
North White Jr. Sr. High School; Monon, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Wellesley College '11(expected), Mathematics, Minor in Computer Science

Tutor, grader, and supplemental instructor, college math; summer research grant recipient; multiple awardee, service and leadership; museum docent; founder and director of youth chorus for young people with physical and mental disabilities; pianist.
Kelly  Collins Kelly Collins | Covington, IN
Fountain Central Jr-Sr; Veedersburg, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: University of Evansville '11, Math/Physics (double degree)

Supplemental instructor and tutor, college/high school math and physics; physics lab assistant; dean’s list student ; grant recipient, summer math and physics research; member, Society of Physics and Math Club; rural school graduate.
Moira  McSpadden Moira McSpadden | Garland, TX
DeKalb High School; Waterloo, IN - Project Lead the Way
Undergraduate college, class and major: Arizona State University '82, Industrial Technology(electric); '84, Microelectronics Engineering Technology
Graduate college, class and degree: Northeastern University '97, Information Systems(MS)

Business analyst of more than nine years, with experience in engineering (process and quality assurance); developer of training materials on new engineering processes.
Sharita  Ware Sharita Ware | Richmond, IN
Wea Ridge Middle School; Lafayette, IN - Technology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '93, Industrial Engineering

Former computer-aided design instructor; marketing graphic design specialist; Sunday school teacher and youth group leader; active parent volunteer in the classroom; library volunteer.